In the month of January, was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show the new generation of the new Ford F-150 pick-up best-selling US over the last 37 years and the best-selling car for the last 32. It is Ford model a key and from the brand decided to go for something different and innovate. The main peculiarity of the new Ford F-150 is that its body is of aluminum, which reduces considerably the weight and consumption.
The production of the new Ford F-150 began yesterday at the Ford Rouge Center complex in Deadborn, Michigan. From there, this model will be exported to 90 markets, but the most important will be the place, where will go on sale this December. It is a model that has attracted much interest, with more than 250,000 requests for information and settings through Ford’s website.
The new Ford F-150 has already begun production
Deadborn plant has received a major investment to adapt to this new model. The body print area has been totally renovated with new presses that are responsible for shaping the aluminum body. The body shop has welcomed 500 new robots that will be responsible for assembling the various parts of the bodywork and form the backbone of this new pickup. The painting section has been updated with new detection system dirt and most of the automated process to ensure durability and quality finish paint.
Besides the arrival of the new Ford F-150 supine an economic boost for the region, as they have hired more than 850 workers will be added to the existing 4,000 to manufacture this vehicle. In the first quarter of 2015 Ford F-150 also begins manufacturing in Kansas and combined both factories produce 700,000 units per year.
Technologically it is a much more advanced model, not only for the materials used in their manufacture. Tow and may carry more weight than either the outgoing generation models and also with fuel consumption between 5 and 20% lower. The most innovative features are the LED lights, the vision system 360, the gate electric drive or possibilities to organize the cargo bed.
The new Ford F-150 is offered with four mechanical options. The smallest is a 2.7 V6 EcoBoost engine 325hp, followed by the V6 turbocharged 3.5 also delivers 365CV. Atmospheric borne versions 3.5 V6 engine 282CV and always powerful 5.0-liter V8 that increases the power up to 385 horses.